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Victor Rask, Justin Faulk and Jeff Skinner score; Hurricanes beat Avalanche 3-2 @NHLdotcom

RALEIGH, N.C. - Victor Rask, Justin Faulk and Jeff Skinner scored and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Friday night for their third straight victory.

Colorado's Carl Soderberg scored with 31.8 seconds left, but Carolina got its first home win of the season.

It was the Hurricanes' first home game following a long road trip they take annually ? seven contests this time ? to avoid traffic conflicts with the North Carolina State Fair.

Carolina won the teams' only other meeting this season 1-0 in overtime nine days earlier. Goalie Cam Ward got that shutout and stopped 28 shots in this one.

Colorado's Semyon Varlamov made 23 saves.

Alex Tanguay also scored for Colorado.

Kris Versteeg and Ryan Murphy each had two assists for the Hurricanes.

Brett Pesce got his first career point for Carolina on a third-period assist.

Colorado's last win in Raleigh was in January 2008.

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